Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles https://www.endocrineweb.com/ Mon, 08 Jun 2009 18:28:12 -0400 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:40:19 -0500 An Overview of the Pineal Gland https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-pineal-gland <!--paging_filter-->The pineal gland is the most mysterious organ in the endocrine system. It is influenced by light and produces the hormone melatonin, which affects your circadian rhythm and sleep cycles. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Pituitary Gland https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-pituitary-gland <!--paging_filter-->The pituitary gland is called the “master gland” because it controls functions of other endocrine glands. But it is largely regulated by the hypothalamus. It has two lobes that have different functions and secrete separate hormones. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Testes https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-testes <!--paging_filter-->The testes are twin endocrine glands that release testosterone, a hormone necessary for the normal development of male physical characteristics, such as muscle mass and hair growth. This article overviews testes function in the endocrine system. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Thymus https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-thymus <!--paging_filter-->The thymus gland is largest during childhood and shrinks after puberty, but its effect on your body’s defenses last your whole life. Learn more about this important gland. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Pancreas https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-pancreas <!--paging_filter-->The pancreas produces insulin and other hormones to help regulate blood sugar and salt. Learn more about the pancreas in this overview article. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Parathyroid https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-parathyroid <!--paging_filter-->The parathyroid gland has a single responsibility in the endocrine system—to regulate calcium levels. To do this, it secretes parathyroid hormone. The parathyroid is located near your thyroid; however, their functions are not connected. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Ovaries https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-ovaries <!--paging_filter-->The ovaries play a vital role in not only the reproductive system but also the endocrine system. Their main hormones—estrogen and progesterone—ensure proper female development and fertility. This article also summarizes ovarian diseases. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Hypothalamus https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-hypothalamus <!--paging_filter--><p>The hypothalamus helps maintain your internal balance by regulating many of the body&rsquo;s key processes, such as heart rate and body temperature. It also controls some hormones of the pituitary gland to ensure that the body functions properly.</p> Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles An Overview of the Adrenal Glands https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-adrenal-glands <!--paging_filter-->The <a class="glossary-term" href="https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-adrenal-glands" title="An Overview of the Adrenal Glands">adrenal glands</a> secrete adrenaline to help your body respond to stress, but they also regulate many vital processes in your body, such as metabolism. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles About the Endocrine System https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/about-endocrine-system <!--paging_filter-->The endocrine system helps your body properly function by communicating and coordinating vital processes via hormones. Hormones are produced and released by specific glands and are delivered through the bloodstream. Article is an endocrine overview. Robert M. Sargis MD, PhD Recent Endocrinology Overview Articles